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future generations out of uniform. global i.d.'s on facebook trusting a handy telling. until america wins a fourth term as germany's chancellor but support for the country's main parties has shrunk we've emerged as the strongest part of the c.d.u. with the c.s.u. it's now up to us to form a government and no government can be formed against us it's a positive spin despite heavy losses from merkel's conservatives but their losses or another party's gain. yet and we will hunt mrs marigold or
whoever and we will take our country and our people back again tough talk from the up starts of german politics the far right alternative for germany they're set to enter parliament as the third strongest party and back challenges don't just come from the right now she needs to lead tricky talks on forging a governing coalition and the i know it was exceptional you'll accept the invitation to talk about it but he will stick to our opinion we want to change the countries as we are not in politics in order to have power. can the chancellor bring together two very different parties into one coalition we'll examine that and all the election results coming right up. well i'm terry martin welcome to d.w.
special coverage of the german election. i'm going to michael has won a fourth term as chancellor but the election result was painful for the country's main parties they've lost a lot of votes compared to the last election four years ago that's true not only for medicals conservatives but also for the social democrats are center left coalition partners in the current government now both parties say they will work to win voters back. joy and despair for germany's conservatives they lost significant ground this time around the chance of an anglo-american will still serve a fourth term she says she'd wished for a better result which is now set to form a new government. isn't starts the cuff week the c.d.u. in the c.s.u. have emerged as the strongest parties we have the mandate to form a government and no one will form one against us. the social democrats are in shock
after their worst ever result the so-called schultz effect a bump in the polls when party leader martin schulz declared his candidacy went nowhere he's now ruling out joining the new government but says he won't step down as party chair. i've advised the s.p.d. leadership that we go into the opposition soon we're all united in our decision. to take this step. i mean he's i'm sure that. with the s.p.d. out one of michael's possible coalition partners is the pro-business free democratic party and they came back strong after a humiliating defeat four years ago the reform than before and the dear friends. before the last election period was the first in the history of our republic without the voice of the f.t.p. . and it should be the last the let's the give is on.
and the environmentalist greens are another possible key part of the governing coalition but only on their own terms. and i know it was. we will accept the invitation to talk but we will stick to our opinion. we want to change this country we are not in politics in order to have power we are doing politics because we want to change something. one party that won't be in any coalition is the far right alternative for germany they had a historic night that saw them enter parliament for the first time but their relishing their role as the underdog and they are promising a seismic change in german politics. we saw some really big changes in the way voters cast their ballots this time around it is c'mon it has all the results that's absolutely right terry and i'd just like to begin with the main results and as we've heard from those reports the c.d.u. taking the lead with thirty three percent of the votes counted the s.p.d.
coming in a close second with twenty percent they are in second but as you mention terry it's a painful result for them not quite what they were expecting the left party and the greens retaining sort of their threshold as they had in two thousand and thirteen hovering at just over nine percent for the left party nine point two percent of the votes and the greens managing to go to eight point nine percent the real victims of this election f d p and the f d parties and i'll explain in just a second so we look at the main loses and winners of this election as we mentioned earlier the c.d.u. is hemorrhaging voters and as you can see they did manage to lose eight point five percent. all of their vote compared to twenty thirteen the s.p.d. did as well recording what has been called one of the worst results in an election for them but of course some of the winners as we mentioned we can see the left party there and the greens retaining their threshold and then we come to the f.t.p.
this is germany's business friendly party they want there they want to represented in the bundestag in twenty thirteen but this time they've come back stronger with an increase of five point nine percent of their electorate and when you look at the air fifty you can see it's clear they're very huge victory for them managing to get seven point nine percent more voters and they did last time in two thousand and thirteen they did come really close but it looks like they used the last four years to regroup shop in their message get representation in the european parliament and in thirteen out of the sixteen state parliaments here in germany and so as we have seen the far right is on track to be the third largest party in parliament and tonight's result means they'll enter the federal legislature for the first time this after having been a magnet for controversy here in germany with a deliberately provocative campaign so let's take a closer look at just what the f.t. has in store for the country. it was the results
they'd been dreaming of not only has the f.t. made the sense of the german parliament it's become the third biggest party many calling it a seismic shift the day after the leaders a promising to change the country. german government whichever way it is formed shall dress warmly we will hunt them. we will hunt mrs machall or whoever and we will take our country and our people back again. and so we're going. yeah i d.v.r. the f.t. was elected for its content for its position was set for the people who have given us that trust the first thing we will do is to keep office promise we will initiate a parliamentary investigation into macca households anglo-american in its even
until. the f.t. says the german chancellor broke numerous laws when she opened germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees in twenty fifteen now it wants to take her to task it's also promising to make immigration a major issue in parliament. kind of we don't want the makeup of this country changed by a mass invasion of foreigners we've always said that we'll take that into parliament. in fact the a.s.d. wasn't always about immigration when it was founded four years ago it was a single issue set up campaigning against the euro germany's contribution to the e.u. bailout fund for greece. it almost got elected to the bundestag in twenty thirteen but ended up just shy of five percent needed. the a.f.d.c.
electoral fortunes change with chancellor merkel's reaction to the twenty fifty migration crisis jumped on the issue managed to get into a number of regional assemblies. it's often. very scandalous rhetoric fiery clashes it's likely to carry those tactics into the fight or same way. this news of the election results spread hundreds of people converged on the a.f.p. headquarters to protest against the party day after years dividing germany and its rise could make german politics fiery. just ahead of the scandalous rhetoric that the f.t. has been using in their campaign and it seems to have worked because look at this the number of voters that they've managed to get from other parties from the c.d.u. c.s.u. bloc alone they've managed to get over one million voters that's incredible and that's not exclusive to the c.d.u. c.s.u.
bloc you can see right across all the other parties they've managed to get more votes from from other parties but where exactly are these voters coming from let's look at the german map to just see that the dock blue areas are where the voters seem to be concentrated and very clearly they are in the east of the country now in these regions so in this states in the east of the country the states are less diverse they're less economically well off than other parts of the country and so they do appear to be more sympathetic to the message of the f.t. but that's not to say that the east is exclusively for the f.t. as you can see in this. in this graph i'd like to call it the c.v. you did enjoy twenty seven percent of the vote from that stronghold that we've just said of the a.f.p. and in the west as well the a.f.p. is also getting support from that region but what does this all mean for german politics looking to the future well terry massive has all the answers. well thanks
he did have someone who can maybe help us break down those numbers for us tell us what it means that these big three we have christie responding gave our political correspondent my fellow anchor thanks for being with us so late into the night christopher was talk about the fifty they're going to enter parliament as the third strongest party in the parliament with seven different parties how do they do it well they've always positioned themselves as an anti-establishment potty their narrative is you know we tell it as it is we puncture the empty rhetoric that comes from from government ministers and there's a certain type of voter that likes that kind of narrative what has really boosted their popularity though is their very stark criticism of chancellor merkel's decision back in twenty fifteen to open germany's borders and let in over a million refugees that particular position feeds on the fear is and the anger of many people particularly in east germany over that decision and has really
allowed them to to thirteen percent of the electorate what can we expect from the a.f.p. in the book we heard from one of the party's leading candidates out xander go. on that he's going to hunt machall what can we expect well in general we can expect much more fractious much more polarized parliament in terms of the style of debate you know there are some very radical elements. representing the f.t. moving into parliament we have racists we have anti semites we have hardline nationalists gallant when he says we're going to hunt. the chancellor and her government. on one level i think he just means you know that they will be making the government's life difficult at every corner which is you know what an opposition needs to do specific. he's referring to
a plan that he has with the a.f.p. to. to set up a parliamentary inquiry into chancellor merkel and her decision back in twenty fifteen to open the country's borders his problem is going to be to set up that kind of parliamentary inquiry you need twenty five percent of the assembly he only has thirteen so it's going to be tough for him to actually come good on that plan christopher thank you so much t w political correspondent and anchor chris for spring and welcome but chancellor merkel has already ruled out working with the deed to form a governing coalition so that leaves really only one realistic option involving both the green party and the pro-business free democrats but getting all of them on the same page is going to be a monumental challenge. business business business that's what the free democrats that want to pounds but they also staunchly support the year opinion and
are now back in parliament after four years of absence you don't want him going for him dear friends the f.t. has become the third strongest party and it fights the european union and openly supports a nationalist ideology. the f.t.p. the liberal rule of law party with the european spirit is the clearest opponent of the f.d.a. . the greens traditionally cater to well educated other nights that the other likely candidate for the governing coalition we are to party and the election results proves me right that is fighting against climate change so we've got a clear policy for de carbon ization i cannot enter a coalition second we're pro european that means no anti european policy we have the green party that's impossible for us and the first point is just society so this is the framework and if we see moving towards our direction we are ready to
take over responsibility. the question of the hour is what will work for all of the possible coalition partners the business focused f.t.p. is likely to struggle to find common ground with the greens pro environmental platform german chancellor angela merkel would have an easier time with one partner like the far right alternative for germany but that's and they've merkel and every other german party has ruled out. let's bring in chris brogan union here from berlin is for universities a political analyst there chris a tilt christophe's or just talk to christopher christophe tell us about the possibility for chancellor merkel cobbling together what appears to be a rather unlikely coalition between four very different parties indeed it does seem unlikely it is going to be difficult. we have seen this kind of jamaica coalition at the state level already we've seen it twice once it failed we now have
it and it seems to be going ok so there are some positions where maybe overlap is in fact possible then the said he was quite outraged we are an environmental party as well and it is just the means by which we go about achieving these environmentalist goal. where we differ this may have been resurrected this may have been a response but if this can be realized in practice. this may actually work out may work out but again it's a rather unlikely coalition we can expect some friction within it between all these different parties how stable would a coalition this kind of coalition government be this to billet once the coalition agreement is there will be relatively strong to the extent that german governments tend to be relatively stable arkell herself said we like stability we don't want a minority government for the same reason what it will limit is the kind of leeway
that america will have to really get her own policies through because she will be hemmed in not just onto science by the f.t.p. and the green party but also by the more conservative wing of her own party and by the sea as you we've heard some noises within chancellor merkel's c.d.u. party that they still would kind of like to maybe go back into a four into a grand coalition with the social democrats of the social democrats would be willing social democrats right now to say they're not going to go into another grand coalition but could they change their tune in the coming weeks again in politics everything is possible but different things are differently probable i think this one is quite improbable especially given the rhetoric that we've now from there is pretty already and it will be disastrous for them i think electorally because i think being in a position is much more popular among their base it's a very tough coalition negotiations ahead kristoff miriam from berlin's pre-university thank you so much you. well here in germany of course all the
focus is on the election results and just how difficult it's going to be for chancellor merkel to cobble together a coalition but there are other stories going on in the world it's come on it has a few of them for us well thank you very much terry and iraq's autonomous kurdish region is due to hold an independence referendum in the coming hours more than five million voters are registered to take part in the nonbinding in spite of condemnation from baghdad. and other regional powers for kurds it's a chance to say they want to live under a single centralized government of their own making. the kurdish city of how the sight of a poison gas attack by saddam hussein's forces that killed thousands almost thirty years ago a symbol of why many here want to break away from iraqi control and create their own state. again. we support the referendum if it's in the interest of the
people people not supported it will cause more wars or cause people to flee their homes we have had enough of wars and deportation we do not want more wars and destruction of our homes. kurdish regional government president massoud barzani explained why he's pressing ahead for a vote. though that this unfortunately the state that we have right now in iraq is a theocratic sectarian state for the. next over the take you might say it's stuff i would like to underline that we are never ever going back to baghdad to renegotiate for us. in baghdad iraqi prime minister hyder alibi has condemned the referendum. what the map of iraq is endangered by a tense and division and tearing us apart discrimination between iraqi citizens on
a nationalistic or ethnic basis exposes iraq to dangers known only to god and turkey's deputy prime minister back here both said kurdish leaders were playing with fire and would be the first to be burned many world leaders have also asked kurdish leadership to postpone the referendum but they've shrugged off the pressure and are still planning to hold the vote later today. but let's now take a look at some of the other stories making headlines japan's prime minister shinzo aves expected to announce not elections on monday the country could go to the polls next month here ahead of show jew is enjoying rising supports amid tensions with north korea and he is expected to order a major economic stimulus. has come pain. he said a police in the u.s. state of tennessee say one woman has been killed and several others injured after a must gunman opened fire in a church hailing actions of
a church who helped fight off the assailant the motive is not yet clear. the feud between u.s. president donald trump and the professional sports world intensified on sunday a some american football players refused to stand during the national anthem. started the protest more than a year ago as a protest against racial prejudicial prejudice president has called on the n.f.l. to stop the practice. the trumpet ministration will impose fresh travel restrictions for additional countries according to a white house statement north korea and venezuela have been added to the original mostly muslim majority list new restrictions will take effect next u.t. . back over to you terry thanks it is here in germany there is tremendous interest of course as you might expect in the results of the german election on sunday but is that the same is the same true across the atlantic i put
that question to our washington correspondent carson phenomena. not really to be honest the most prominent politician to have reacted on the elections is john mccain the republican senator and foreign policy expert he congratulated uncle america in a tweet and praised the importance of the american german alliance but there have been no official statements from the white house all the state department at least not yet and also no tweet from donald trump the president apparently has been busy with other things most notably his escalating battle of with u.s. sports. over the weekend attacked a number of american football players saying they should be fired if they need during the playing of the national anthem instead of standing and they also picked a fight with some basketball and baseball players if you like this this absence of massive reaction from political washington is
a good sign because it shows that nobody is really of worried about the situation in germany of course the media have reported on the election and they're focused on things like of course the fact that america will stay on that the f.d.a. is in the in the in the stock and then the question what is a jamaican coalition ok you're talking about president trump they're picking fights well he and chancellor merkel haven't always seen eye to eye on the chancellor criticized him on foreign policy in the run up to the german election trump has described germany as being very very bad on trade policy what will the trumpet ministration be hoping for from chancellor merkel as she enters her fourth term. well clearly donald trump two very different personalities but they have been trying over the last eight months to establish some kind of working relationship and at the working level when you look at the under secretaries at the department
heads then clearly what we're hearing from both sides is that they're really trying hard to work together everybody agrees that the german american relationship is very important for both countries and so they're very pragmatic and trying to work things out there will be. different opinions still a number of issues trade you mentioned also on climate change also on how to deal with iran and north korea but the bottom line is most people here are quite happy to remain chancellor and that the fundamental basis of the german american relationship is very very strong carson thank you so much the constant phenomenon there talking to us live from washington and earlier we spoke with our brussels bureau chief max hoffman he offered this assessment of what the election result means for europe. the queen of europe i'm going to mack who has taken
a hit in her home country in germany but she still is of course the chancellor of europe's most powerful economy and that has some built in advantage advantages some built in the leadership there is no question about that still here in brussels many are now watching what will become of the coalition that she has in mind the so called to make a coalition because there is one party in there if it really happens to work at the end the f.t.p. the liberals that has been very critical of some of the projects that for example the new french president a man who in my call has for the european union first and foremost a euro zone budget the f.t.p. has said they will not do this so what will they do and what will i get a medical be able to do with this coalition in the european union that needs a lot of reforms a lot of rebuilding she has said it herself well hard to say but the message here in brussels at least says i get america remains the chancellor that is the main
message what exactly she will be able to do with those four years that are coming up is unclear and that was our brussels bureau chief max huff on there talking to us earlier about the german election well the german election of course is getting all the attention here in germany and around most of europe but germany was also hosting a major sporting event on sunday it wasn't just the election tell us about egypt well that's absolutely right nearly forty four thousand competitors can imagine how big that is throng the streets of germany's capital right here in berlin for that marathon and kenyans won both the men's and women's races. we're up against foggy conditions which made it tough for the top male athletes who are aiming to break the world record at just under two hours and three minutes and you would choice one man's race for the second time in his career but missed the new record by more than
thirty seconds he's compatriot glad if toronto won the women's race in just two hours and twenty four. terry said those kenyan names like a pro well i am a big runner myself but i had to work today so i was unable to take part and win that race myself were do i see you out there well i was definitely out with my flag but that's a story for another day you are watching the wus live from berlin we have well coming up the top of the hour and of course you'll find all the latest news and information on our website including a full round up of the german election results we leave you now with the winners and the losers of germany's big election night.
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